Montrose County Assembly Results

The Montrose County Assembly was well attended with 187 delegates and 7 promoted alternates participating in the designation of Candidates to the 6 potential County Elected Offices.  Four incumbent Elected Officials were designated to the Primary Ballot by unanimous ballot of the 194 voting members of the Assembly, those being Brad Hughes for County Assessor, Fran Tipton-Long for County Clerk & Recorder, Dr. Tom Canfield for County Coroner, and Rosemary Murphy for County Treasurer.  The County Sheriff designation process had 2 Candidates and both received the minimum 30% of the Assembly ballots in order to be automatically designated to the Primary Ballot, those being incumbent Sheriff Rick Dunlap, with 106 votes (54.6%) and challenger Gene Lillard with 88 votes (45.4%).  Rick Dunlap will be listed first on the Primary Ballot.  The County Commissioner District 2 designation process had 3 Candidates vying for the assembly member votes.  Glen Davis was the only candidate who made the required 30% with 109 votes or 56.2%.  Challengers Rob Smith had 44 votes (22.7%) and Scott Butler had 41 votes (22.1%).  Even though, Rob and Scott did not meet the 30% minimum for automatic designation to the Primary Ballot, they have an opportunity to still petition on to the Primary Ballot,  They will be required to obtain 1,192 verifiable Republican petition signatures by the deadline of March 31, 2014.

In the afternoon session of the County Assembly, District Captains and delegates and alternates to the State, Congressional District 3, State Senate District 6, and State Representative District 58 assemblies were selected in the six District Break-out room sessions.  Five of the incumbent District Captains were re-elected, those being David Crawford in the SW Montrose District, K. Heinschel in the North Montrose District, Carl Smith in the Montrose City District, Don Rapp in the Olathe District, and Elaine Pigford in the SE Montrose District.  Doris Van Ness was elected as the new District Captain for the West End District.  After compiling the alternate votes for the State and Higher District assemblies and applying the District multiplier, the official delegate and alternate lists were completed.  To see a copy of the particular delegate and alternate lists, click in the appropriate following list: State/CD3 Montrose Delegate and Alternate list, State Senate District 6 Delegate and Alternate list, and State Representative District 58 Delegate and Alternate list.


Montrose County Assembly Delegates and Alternates 2014

Results of the Montrose Republican Caucus held on March 4th are complete.  Click here to get a copy of the Montrose County Assembly Delegate and Alternate list.  Delegates and Alternates for the State, Congressional District 3, Senate District 6, and House District 58 Assemblies will be selected at the County Assembly by the County Assembly Delegates and Alternates.  Attendance at this year's caucus throughout the 28 precincts was right at 500 individuals.  The OFFICIAL CALL for the County Assembly can be accessed by clicking here.

Caucus Preference Poll Results

Montrose County Republicans conducted a United States Senate Candidate and Colorado Governor Candidate preference poll of the caucus participants on March 4th.  Following are the results of the preference polls:

U.S. Senate
  • Mark Aspiri - 12 votes or 3.1%
  • Randy Baumgardner - 85 votes or 21.9%
  • Cory Gardner - 233 votes or 59.9%
  • Owen Hill - 51 votes or 13.1%
  • Tom Janich - 8 votes or 2.1%

  • Bob Beauprez - 59 votes or 14.2%
  • Greg Brophy - 61 votes or 14.7%
  • Scott Gessler - 134 votes or 32.3%
  • Steve House - 50 votes or 12.0%
  • Mike Kopp - 47 votes or 11.3%
  • Roni Bell Sylvester - 3 votes or 0.7%
  • Tom Tancredo - 61 votes or 14.7%

Monthly Newsletter Started January 2014

Happy New Year!  2014 is going to be a very important year for Republicans at the County, District, State, and Federal level.  The Montrose Republican Party is gearing up for this all important election cycle and is hoping you are ready to jump in and help with your time and energy as well as financial support wherever you deem appropriate.
In an effort to shorten the length of our monthly Central Committee meetings as well as an opportunity to share information with those who may not be able to attend the meetings, the Leadership Committee decided that we should create a monthly informational piece to include with the Central Committee meeting announcement.  Along those lines, Elected Officials and Committee Chairs will be making reports and informing of their activities in the last month to be included in a compiled monthly report.  Click Here to view the March Newsletter.


If you are interested in assisting Montrose County Republicans, we would be delighted to have your help. We are constantly looking for people to help with various tasks. To best handle the various needs and the various individuals willing to help, we have created a database to which we can refer when a specific need arises. With that in mind please take a few minutes to complete and submit our volunteer survey by clicking on this link. Simply complete the survey and submit to Dave Laursen, Chairman, at or


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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 5th - SD6 District Assemby - beginning at 9:30am at Dolores Community Center in Dolores
  • Saturday, April 5th - HD58 District Assembly - beginning at completion of SD6 Assembly and most likely around 11:00am at Dolores Community Center
  • Friday, April 11th - CD3 Disctrict Assembly - beginning at Noon at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield
  • Saturday, April 12th - State Republican Assembly- beginning at 9:00am at the Coors Event Center, University of Colorado at Boulder campus
  • Tuesday, June 24th - Primary Election